- EXCHANGE: Radio show teaches English to Spanish speakers Updated: May-24-15 11:30 am
EAST PEORIA, Illinois - The language lesson starts in a boxy radio studio padded with black cone-shaped foam, where it's uncomfortably hot, small and dark.
- Arizona sheriff seeks to remove judge from profiling case Updated: May-22-15 7:08 pm
PHOENIX - An embattled Arizona sheriff has asked a federal judge to disqualify himself from a racial profiling case, saying questions during a recent hearing have created the appearance of judicial bias.
- EXCHANGE: Harvard nurse honored for helping migrant workers Updated: May-22-15 6:23 am
HARVARD, Illinois - The first treatment that Elizabeth Rios administered at the Harvard Area Community Health Center didn't come in a bottle, but in a sentence.
- Hispanic ranchers cite discrimination in grazing suit Updated: May-21-15 8:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - It's up to a federal judge to decide whether to let a case move forward in which a group of Hispanic ranchers is suing the U.S. Forest Service over a decision to limit grazing on historic land grant areas in northern New Mexico.
- Arizona racial profiling case to cost taxpayers $45 million Updated: May-19-15 5:12 pm
PHOENIX - As county officials in metro Phoenix work to enact a budget for the next fiscal year, they are confronted with a looming financial liability: the legal costs associated with Sheriff Joe Arpaio's racial-profiling case.
- Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature Updated: May-17-15 11:01 pm
ANAHEIM, California - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.
- State service honors Arizona's first Hispanic governor Updated: May-16-15 6:22 pm
PHOENIX - Raul Castro was remembered Saturday as a devoted public servant who made history when he became Arizona's only Hispanic governor.
- Survey: School bullying at lowest ebb in 10 years Updated: May-15-15 7:55 am
WASHINGTON - Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. Those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys and more likely to be white than minority students.
- Report: Rising share of Hispanics speak proficient English Updated: May-12-15 5:04 pm
LOS ANGELES - A rising share of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the percentage of those speaking Spanish at home has been declining, researchers said Tuesday.
- States vary in success at improving high school grad rates Updated: May-12-15 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The record high American graduation rate masks large gaps among low income students and those with disabilities compared to their peers.
- Man fined for preying on Latinos struggling to pay mortgage Updated: May-12-15 12:07 pm
REVERE, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts lawyer has been ordered to pay nearly $250,000 for discriminating against Latino homeowners struggling to make mortgage payments.
- Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular Updated: May-12-15 12:49 am
NEW YORK - The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday.
- Newspaper: Most Chicago DUI checkpoints in minority areas Updated: May-09-15 2:38 pm
CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Department has set up far more roadside sobriety checkpoints in minority communities in recent years than it has in predominantly white communities, a Chicago Tribune investigation has found.
- Program aimed at preventing Lincoln boys from joining gangs Updated: May-08-15 3:28 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Officials hope a community program serving at-risk Latino boys in Lincoln provides them with a positive outlet that prevents them from joining gangs.
- State graduation rate up slightly Updated: May-07-15 12:29 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - State education officials say Wisconsin's 2014 graduation rate increased slightly from the previous year.
- Palmdale agrees to voting changes to settle lawsuit Updated: May-07-15 1:52 am
PALMDALE, California - Palmdale is changing its voting system to settle a lawsuit that claimed its at-large method discriminated against black and Hispanic voters.
- Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify Updated: May-06-15 5:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation.
- GOP chair touts Hispanic outreach in Colorado Updated: May-05-15 5:22 pm
DENVER - The chairman of the Republican National Committee came to Denver on Tuesday to tout Colorado as a model for how his party is reaching out to Hispanics and winning increasingly Hispanic districts without fully embracing an immigration overhaul.
- Among Hispanics, Puerto Ricans seem to have worst health Updated: May-05-15 2:20 pm
NEW YORK - Among Hispanic groups in the United States, Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst health, according to a government report released Tuesday.
- Suit: Suburban NY police targeted Latinos for traffic stops Updated: Apr-30-15 6:01 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, New York - A suburban New York police department that has been the target of Justice Department scrutiny and criticism from a civil rights group is being accused in a lawsuit of systematically targeting Latinos for unfounded, race-based traffic stops, and in some cases, robberies.
- Los Angeles County settles civil rights case with feds Updated: Apr-28-15 10:37 pm
LOS ANGELES - The nation's largest sheriff's department agreed to a sweeping settlement Tuesday with the U.S. Justice Department over long-standing civil rights abuses by deputies in the Mojave Desert.
- Salt Lake City bishop named new Santa Fe archbishop Updated: Apr-27-15 7:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - In another move reflecting the social justice agenda of Pope Francis, the church announced Monday that pope has appointed Salt Lake City bishop and immigration-reform advocate John C. Wester as the new archbishop for New Mexico's largest diocese.